"I hate double tours."
We have never seen feet like these before.
Roberto Vega picked up a pair of pointe shoes after 1 year of ballet. And although we wouldn't normally recommend this to the average dancer, Roberto isn't. He has toured and traveled for Los Trockaderos de Monte Carlo, the famous drag-ballet company that features men en pointe in renditions of the most famous ballets.
"I'm ready for the black and the pink." It was so much fun to get together with Alexa Woo, little sister to our former model, Maddy Woo (Royal Swedish Ballet). Alexa trained extensively for several years: competing in YAGAP, appearing in many Nutcracker's and bun-ing up for weekly classes. Recently, she has dipped into the world of K-Pop dance covers, so we had her come in and show us what she's got! K-Pop, or Korean Pop, is a not-so-new genre of music that has really taken pop culture by storm (where our #BTSarmy at?). A huge component and trademark of...
Pointe shoe makers are artists. Every shoe is hand crafted with layers of material and talent.
Unless you get a knock off (from Wish or Amazon).
We bought a $7 pointe shoe from Wish and compared them to a $140 Gaynor Minden.
Just for funsies.
It was not funsies.
Pointe shoes can play a huge factor in how you dance and how you improve. Traditionally, they have been fitted solely by your foot shape and size. But a correctly fitted pointe shoe at the right time can help you improve your dancing and keep you safe.
Hello dancers, Injuries can be very frustrating and it can pull you off your pointe shoes. There are several different ways to deal with ballet injuries. For this particular dancer, we opted for more support. Watch the video to see the full fitting! At your service, Josephine